We can be distracted by the little pebbles that call for our attention daily: the social media ping, the robocall, checking sports scores, etc. Soon we find that the pebbles have filled our day and we have no energy left to tackle the big rocks.
A new week brings new opportunities to put our leadership values into practice. Assuming, of course, that we are crystal clear about what we value. A quote from The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working by Tony Schwartz, Jean Gomes and Catherine McCarthy that resonates with us is, “A clearly defined sense of purpose ties ourContinue reading “Monday Quick Tip ~ Stand for Something”
Every man is his own greatest enemy, and as it were his own executioner. — Sir Thomas Browne It all came together this week during my daily commute along a fast and busy highway. One of those rare moments when the “university on wheels” curriculum matched what was going on outside of the car. IContinue reading “Monday Quick Tip – Count the Cost of Your Life”
We have met the enemy and he is us. – Pogo, comic book character In a recent post I talked about “stinking thinking” that we can fall prey to in our role as leaders. (Read it here.) The same phenomenon also happens in our self-leadership. Self-doubt can grip us in its scaly tentacles and weContinue reading “Monday Quick Tip ~ Take Down Your Worst Enemy”
“He that is master of himself will soon be master of others.” A contemporary paraphrase of the above proverb is, “The person who leads himself or herself will lead others.” Self-leadership is a must if we are going to lead others. My leadership has been heavily influenced in this area by one of my mentors,Continue reading “Monday Quick Tip ~ Lead Yourself First”
My Review of Die Empty: Unleash Your Best Work Every Day by Todd Henry A disclaimer is in order. I have been a Todd Henry enthusiast since I read his first book, The Accidental Creative: How to be Brilliant at a Moment’s Notice. His regular podcast is on my weekly “must listen to” list. I was thrilled whenContinue reading “Live Full to Die Empty”